Songwriter dies before NYC trial on sex charges

NEW YORK — The Academy Award-winning songwriter of “You Light Up My Life” was found dead of an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Steve Martin to perform at Capitol on 4th of July

LOS ANGELES — Steve Martin and his banjo are taking on the U.S. Capitol on July 4.The 65-year-old entertainer is set to perform from the Capitol’s west lawn during the annual “A Capitol Fourth”...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Writer Mitch Albom creating show for cable network TNT

DETROIT – The Motor City is getting another shot at small-screen exposure: Cable network TNT is developing a show created by Detroit newspaper columnist, author and radio host Mitch Albom.The same...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Briefs

Youth bands to play at Party in the Park The Stillwater Foundation will hold Party in the Park, an event showcasing summer opportunities for Durango youths, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in Buckley...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fun never stops in Salt Fire’s latest

The Salt Fire Circus is down to just two acts.Fortunately, for audiences accustomed to the cast’s barrage of song, dance and feats of amazement, those acts last about two hours.“The Elixir” is the...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Schwarzenegger postpones return to acting career

LOS ANGELES – Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger put his movie comeback on hold Thursday as he deals with fallout from his affair with his housekeeper and braces for what could be a costly divorce....

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

FROM has many meanings for artists at & show

With five working artists and a whole lot of friends, it seems there’s always something happening at &.The members of the Main Avenue arts collaborative put on a show just about every month, be it...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Never a dull moment

Crystal Hartman is an artistic force to be reckoned with, not just because of her command of numerous mediums, but also in her vast curiosity and where it has led her in life. Still in her 20s,...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A&E Calendar for May 20-26

Friday, May 20 “FROM: The Art of Where We Are From,” various artists, 5-9 p.m., &, 1027 Main Ave., Ryder, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.Black...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

NBC Sports head Dick Ebersol resigns

NEW YORK — Dick Ebersol helped bring TV viewers “Saturday Night Live” and Olympics that were “plausibly live.” Now, in an unexpected move, the powerful TV executive is leaving as head of NBC...

DATE: May 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cheney memoir to have strong views, daughter says

NEW YORK — Dick Cheney has finished his memoir, according to his daughter, and the book is scheduled to come out on Aug. 30.Liz Cheney said that the former vice president’s manuscript was turned in...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Books

Police escorts given to celebs in DC

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia police records released Wednesday show Bill Gates and rapper Jay-Z are among the celebrities who have received police escorts similar to the one officers provided...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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